estrangular
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estrangular(
ehs
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trahng
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goo
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to asphyxiate)
a. to strangle
Las marcas en el cuello de la víctima muestran que fue estrangulada.The marks on the victim's neck show he was strangled.
b. to throttle
El joven no tiene fuerza suficiente en sus manos para haber estrangulado a la mujer.The young man's hands are not strong enough as to have throttled the woman.
2. (medicine)
a. to strangulate
El doctor me dijo que el tumor estaba estrangulando el vaso sanguíneo.The doctor told me the tumor was strangulating the blood vessel.
3. (to squeeze)
a. to constrict
Al estrangular una tubería se interrumpe el paso del agua.When a pipe is constricted, the flow of water is blocked off.
4. (to clog up)
a. to choke
El accidente en la carretera estranguló el tráfico durante horas.The road was choked with traffic for hours because of the accident.
estrangularse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to be strangled)
a. to strangle oneself
La víctima se estranguló usando una cuerda que tenía en casa.The victim strangled himself using a rope he had at home.
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estrangular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ahogar)
a. to strangle
2. (tubo, conducto)
a. to constrict
3. (medicine)
a. to strangulate
4. (proyecto)
a. to stifle, to nip in the bud
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to strangle oneself
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estrangular
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to strangle; throttle
2 (Mecánica) to throttle
3 (Automóviles) to choke
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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